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Tallyho1961
09-06-2005, 06:41 AM
I may be a little late on this, but better late than never.

Yesterday afternoon I downloaded Shift_E's VAC (Voice Activated Command) program and within ninety minutes I was issuing verbal commands to my wingmen, and requests to ground control.

I've been aware of VAC for a few months now, but somehow didn't twig to the fact that it's great benefit would be to allow us to use our voice to issue voice commands.

If you're looking for more immersion (and a way to unload the burden on your HOTAS) this program should be on your short list. And it only costs ten bucks.

As reference there are 21 Wingmen commands available, plus another 140 when you add up the full menu for all four flights, plus squadron level. (I had no idea there would be so many until I made a list to speed up programming).

That's 161 available commands. Invest $10 and an afternoon of programming and you'll be able to issue them as easily and as quickly as saying them.

VAC is very easy to use; dieg777 posted an excellent review here (http://www.airwarfare.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=644) at airwarfare.com.

It's a good thing.

PS - I just wish there was a way to toggle off the command menu - it's an immersion killer.

Tallyho1961
09-06-2005, 06:41 AM
I may be a little late on this, but better late than never.

Yesterday afternoon I downloaded Shift_E's VAC (Voice Activated Command) program and within ninety minutes I was issuing verbal commands to my wingmen, and requests to ground control.

I've been aware of VAC for a few months now, but somehow didn't twig to the fact that it's great benefit would be to allow us to use our voice to issue voice commands.

If you're looking for more immersion (and a way to unload the burden on your HOTAS) this program should be on your short list. And it only costs ten bucks.

As reference there are 21 Wingmen commands available, plus another 140 when you add up the full menu for all four flights, plus squadron level. (I had no idea there would be so many until I made a list to speed up programming).

That's 161 available commands. Invest $10 and an afternoon of programming and you'll be able to issue them as easily and as quickly as saying them.

VAC is very easy to use; dieg777 posted an excellent review here (http://www.airwarfare.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=644) at airwarfare.com.

It's a good thing.

PS - I just wish there was a way to toggle off the command menu - it's an immersion killer.

T_O_A_D
09-06-2005, 07:22 AM
Agreed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SithSpeeder
09-06-2005, 08:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">minutes I was issuing verbal commands to my wingmen, and requests to ground control.

I've been aware of VAC for a few months now, but somehow didn't twig to the fact that it's great benefit would be to allow us to use our voice to issue voice commands. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I use Shoot1.6. With a tweaked profile, I not only issue commands to wingmen and ground control (offline or in co-ops), but I also use it to issue online frequently used chat messages (like "S!" or "Roger" or "Good Kill". If anyone wants the profile, get it at http://www.simace.com/Downloads.htm . Oh, and I googled my way into creating a shortcut that autolaunches the profile. I'll edit this post later (when I get to my home PC) to explain how to do that with Shoot1.6. Oh, and it's free (for you cheap bastiges...like me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

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